Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Flowers & Butterfly Purple Card

This is a card I made for Creative Inspirations' Challenge # 93!
The theme this time is this:
4 papers
3 flowers
2 ribbons
1 button

And here's what I came up with!
I used 4 different shades and textures of purple papers.  The first one I used for the background - a pretty paper made with real flowers in it.
Then I used 2 dark, and another light purple to layer over the first.  (the 2 darks look the same, but they're not, they're slightly different in colour and texture!). 
The 2 top layers I traced with stencils and cut them out into those shapes. (I didn't do a good job of cutting out the top-most layer, but now that I look at it here, it's not AS noticeable as in real life, hehe!).
So that's my 4 papers.
Here's the button, and one of the ribbons:
And the second ribbon is the green one behind the centre piece:
And the flowers!  I have a whole packet of these little sunflowers - they're so summery and fun.
Finally, for the centre piece I glued on a sliced wood chip, and embellished it with a metal butterfly and some bling.  I love these little wood chips! So many cute things to do with them.  Oh, and as you can see, I added some yellow blings to the card too.
Designing the card didn't go well in the beginning, hehe...because for one thing, the only decent button I had was green (I forgot about these green buttons I had!), so I had to work that colour in with the purple that I'd chosen for the papers, and....well, there were some other stuff as well, so I didn't know how this card was gonna turn out...BUT! I'm really happy with it now, I think it turned out great. :D

ENTERED into:
Creative Inspirations (Challenge #93)               Craft Your Passion (Challenge #39)

LINKY PARTIES linked to:
Fireflies & Jellybeans                                       Somewhat Simple 
The Shabby Chic Cottage                               Life As Lori  
Paisley Passions                                              .

5 comments:

Crafty Creations said...

that butterfly is gorgeous and I love doing the ribbon ribbon (yes I typed that twice) under your button!
Nice work!!
Maria

corinne said...

great card ! thank you for joining us on craftyourpassion challenge's blog. good luck !

NGCARDS said...

This is such a pretty card, Thank you for playing along with this weeks theme of a Recipe over at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge Blog! xxx

craftybunny said...

Sweet and pretty card.Love all the details.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

shell said...

Lovely card hun, thankls for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week.
Shell xx